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Bliss Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 574 students

 

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Posted April 12, 2006

Only having experience with this school since Jan 06, I've been disappointed. Communication with Teacher/Professional Staff has been poor. Teacher is not willing to work with child....strange since this is primarily a military school and mobility is what the Army is about. Beware if your child is not up to TX standards and moves in the middle of a year you will need to hire a private tutor as the teacher will probably not consider it her job to help the child ('I don't have time to give outside help').
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

My review of this school is not very good. The staff shows no effort to help parents and sometimes seem to give an attitude when asked questions or asked to do something. I see no effort from the employees there to do anything. The teachers seem ok.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

I think Bliss Elementary is a good school with a caring faculty. Parent involvement does to be higher. That doesn't have anything to do with the quality of the school, though. It has to do with parents wanting to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2005

I truly do believe Bliss Elementry is the NO. 1 school in the district. My son has been attending Bliss for 3 years. The principal and staff members are always professional and willing the help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2005

This school by its scores, really is going down the hill. Also I have had the prior experience with this school. Not all staff, but most are not willing to speak their mind, they hide behind their jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

My son has attended Bliss for several months and we are very happy. The office staff is always very friendly and helpful. We have spoken to our son's teacher about numerous concerns number of times with wonderful success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2004

To all who read this, my son has been going to bliss for two years now and i'm very pleased with the education and the care put forth by all of the staff. I transfered my son to bliss because of its standerds. I don't understand why someone would continue to allow there child to be subjected to,what they odviously believe is substandard care, just because of where they live. Seems like they would be the one over looking a bad situation. Thank you bliss, teachers and staff! keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2004

My child attends this school. The teachers are not owrth sending my child to this school. Unfortunately due to where we live she must attend it. The teachers can not handle hyper children. When a child reads directions outloud to themselves in a whisper they get disciplined and it was only the first day. There are far too many teachers that do not care about the childrens health or well being. I am very disquisted with all of it. Event teh women who supervise the playground do not care for their well being. My child came home with a purple swollen eye and the playground attendent told her she was ok. She was not her bloodvessel under her eye ruptured. This school needs a serious investigation. The PTA is also a big joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female92%
Male82%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Female83%
Male62%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education40%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education60%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male84%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education60%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female85%
Male100%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male100%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female93%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingual86%

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingual86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingual57%

Math

All Students58%
Female70%
Male50%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual57%

Writing

All Students69%
Female84%
Male59%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Female65%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual27%

Math

All Students82%
Female75%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual82%

Science

All Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 40% 29%
Hispanic 39% 52%
Black 14% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • IRMA BROOKS
Fax number
  • (915) 566-2806

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4401 Sheridan Road
El Paso, TX 79906
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Phone: (915) 587-2540

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